It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Susan Grisanti on March 04, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas. Susan was influential to many as a musician, teacher, performer, and friend.
As her Producer, Composing Partner, Friend and Webmaster, I feel that it is fitting that this website is now her only family-sanctioned living memorial. Any donations or purchases of her recordings from this website, will be donated to a 501c Children’s Charity in the name of Susan Grisanti. Please remember her by clicking the “Donate” button below today.
You may also use this website to write your memories “In Remembrance” of this gifted musician. Otherwise, the website is being left intact in accordance with her wishes. Please click the button below to add your thoughts and memories of Susan Grisanti. Mark Robbins – Producer
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I am sad that Susan is gone. She was indeed unique, talented and beautiful, not to mention she was a hard worker. In my opinion she was the best guitarist in Lubbock and maybe all of Texas. God comfort her family in their great loss.
The tragic news of the death of Susan Grisanti I accidentally found out just now, after receiving the sad information about her teacher death (Dr James Bogle). I was so lucky to meet them both in 1989, when I was first visiting GFA Festival in Lubbock.In the later years I even had the opportunity to cooperate and play together with Susan. She was with no doubt a great person, very imaginative artist, always so warm and friendly.With her passing, the guitar world has lost a unique personality. Dr Uros Dojcinovic
I had Susan as my guitar instructor a few years back and she was by far the most talented person I have ever met in the music world. When my life took me in a different direction and I had to stop my lessons with Susan. She told me I was always welcomed back and it was a pleasure and well.. it was my pleasure as well.You were a talented musician and awesome person. Now you can play your music for the lord now. You will be remembered and miss by many and me. God Bless
I'm in shock...omgosh I just spoke to Susan a few months ago...she was a terrific person...when I spoke to her she was always so energetic and she always wore the cooliest glittery....she made my day each time she walked in my store, she definitely was my friend I'll Miss You....see you where the stars shine the brightest.....
I had the privilege of taking lessons from Susan for a year and a half & was deeply sadden to know she is no longer here. During the time in knew Susan, she never made me feel as if I had two left feet when it came to learning to play the guitar. Instead, she gave me hope & believed in me, even when I did not believe in myself. She will be greatly missed, but I look forward to the time when I will see Susan again as brought out in John 5:28.."Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
Sue and I were childhood friends linked by our mothers. The moms worked at Travelers Insurance and met as a group long after they were coworkers, over 50 years. We both loved Glen Campbell and saw him in concert. I remember her saying that Glen was why she started playing guitar. We used to joke she was an overnight success, after a lot of years. She was a very talented musician and I will miss her.
Did you know that there was a time that the First Lady of Classical Guitar was from another planet? No joke, she and I role-played as an astronaut and a space-woman in order to host a songwriter-forum for the 60th anniversary of the UFO Crash in Roswell, NM.
This also tells you something else about her; she was a composer, with a heart for composers like me,Tinker Carlen, and Sherri Holly.
See also Susan Grisanti's, "Music From God"
I was one of Susan's photographers and her Graphics design artist..and also her friend. We had so much fun creating her poster art...Susan would look over my shoulder as I worked on her images,,I would her her giggle and say, "Hollywood look out"..she was so excited about her work and the possibilities her future held..Susan loved her art, her students and her fans and supporters,,She was a class act Lady that I will miss. Rest with the Angels Ms Suzi Uzi.
I studied with susan less than 6 months, but she taught me enough to learn on my own from then on. She taught me how to form chords and read guitar tableture. Something I don't think I can forget is she had such an open mind toward music. She was very nice, and extremely extremely talented. You will be missed Susan.
I met Susan in the 90's when my daughters were studying guitar with her. I myself started studying with her one year ago in March and she literally gave 150% to teach me what she could, even though my hands dont work well due to a tremor. I will miss her, and I look forward to seeing her in Heaven someday.